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Meeting with permanent members of Security Council

February 26, 2021, The Kremlin, Moscow

Vladimir Putin chaired an urgent meeting with permanent members of the Security Council, via videoconference.

Attendees included Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, Deputy Security Council Chair Dmitry Medvedev, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Anton Vaino, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin, and Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Activities, Environment and Transport Sergei Ivanov.

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues.

Today, we will discuss the situation around the Nagorno Karabakh peace settlement. I would like to hear your assessments regarding the work of Russian peacekeepers, units of the Ministry of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Natural Disaster Relief and border guards. We will also discuss cooperation with international organisations in this field, as well as with our foreign partners.

Let us get down to work.


February 26, 2021, The Kremlin, Moscow